The Catholic Information Center has been chosen as a pilot institution for the University of Dallas Catholic Faith & Culture Program.

This program seeks to enrich the lives of Catholics by providing an intellectual formation that encompasses a breadth and depth of human culture. It explores the history, traditions and works that have shaped the Catholic inheritance, resulting in a deeply Christian portrait of the human person.

Through dialogue and a common engagement in higher-level study made accessible, the program fosters the growth of local Catholic communities and prepares their members for more thoughtful and effective participation in family, church and culture.

Once a week at the CIC participants will engage in a study of our faith that extends across the Liberal Arts philosophy, literature, fine arts, even political science.

The best UD professors and an onsite facilitator will guide you through important concepts and texts.  Through this participation in Catholic higher education made accessible, you will think more profoundly about the Catholic faith and discuss these ideas with other members of the D.C. community.

Classes are held from 6:00pm-8:30pm and include dinner and supplies.

The Person: Tradition & History will focus on the Catholic Church’s ancient historical and spiritual roots, beginning with Judaism, whose tradition of wisdom, prayer, doctrine, and worship has profoundly shaped Catholicism.The best UD professors and our onsite facilitator will guide you through these important concepts and texts.

Registration closes at midnight on Sunday, September 15th. Below are the session dates.

Monday, September 16, 23, 30

Monday, October 7, 21, 28

Monday, November 18, 25

Monday, December 2, 9


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Course Descriptions:

To learn more about the courses, program, faculty, and the University of Dallas please click here.

  •  THE PERSON: TRADITION & HISTORY (10 Weeks) Available Fall 2019
  • THE PERSON: ACTION & INFLUENCE (10 Weeks)  Available Fall 2020
  • THE PERSON: MYSTERY & TRANSCENDENCE (10 Weeks) Available Fall 2021

  •  Reviews:

    “I’m finding the course really intellectually stimulating, but more importantly it has helped me explore literature, science, philosophy and society through the lens of my faith. I have only attended public schools and universities, so that’s kind of a new experience for me. The videos are great, and the discussions are lively. Plus it has been nice to get to know other Catholics with similar interests, since I don’t have many Catholic friends.” --Fall 2018 Course 1 Participant 

    “I enjoyed my time at CIC very much! It was nice to have structured, dependable time to meet other DC Catholics and intentionally engage with the faith.” Fall 2018, Participant

    “I have thoroughly enjoyed the Studies in Catholic Faith and Culture program at the CIC. The course materials provide a unique insight into the shared faith among participating faculty members at University of Dallas; the prepared questions facilitate great discussion among all participants in the program; and the hosting institution and facilitator provide the appropriate professional and enthusiastic support in guiding attendees to make themost of their time in the program.” Fall 2018, Participant 

    “This course far surpassed my expectations. I am a Protestant, not a Catholic, but have been fascinated by the little I know about Catholic Theology and doctrine. I teach theology at my church, and was amazed at how much broader and deeper Catholic Theology is, and how many different disciplines are integrated in as long as they somehow enrich people’s knowledge of the divine. From this course, I’ve discovered Bishop Barron, and bought his book on Catholicism. I’ve also bought books about Catherine of Sienna and Teresa of Avlla. I feel like this course has opened a whole new world for me, and it is much appreciated.” Fall 2018, Participant 

    “The program allowed me to grow intellectually and spiritually. Both the videos and the small group discussions were helpful in thinking through how our faith and our culture are connected.” Fall 2018, Participant 

    Refund Schedule:

    Before the first class:  100% refund of cost

    Before the second class: 100% refund of cost minus deposit

    Before the third class:  75% refund of cost minus deposit

    After the third class: No Refund

    Payment Schedule:

    Deposit of $150 due by first class (required to participate)

    Final Payment is due by October 21st (late fees will incur after this point)

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